Were shots fired on the Titanic as she sank? In a word, yes. The question of whether shots were fired on the Titanicis a relatively big deal because, except for military honors and burials at sea, guns [more…]
Before researchers found the wreck, the world knew far less about the Titanic and her sinking than it does now. Examining the wreck of the Titanic help solve mysteries and answer questions. [more…]
Artifacts from the Titanic are fascinating relics. If you want to see some of the items that have been recovered from the Titanic's wreckage in person, you have many options, between the exhibitions and [more…]
Many Hollywood movies have been made about the Titanicdisaster. The first Titanic movie, a 10-minute short, debuted in 1912, only two months after the Titanic sank. James Cameron’s epic [more…]
No sooner had the Titanic sunk than myths began to spring up around her. Known history can debunk some of these Titanic myths, whether they’re about why she sank or some of her more peculiar passengers [more…]
It must have been a real pleasure for Titanic passengers to wander around the recreation areas on the ship. The Titanic’s recreation areas included the Boat deck, Turkish baths, smoking rooms, and other [more…]
Probing back to the origin of the universe involves a lot of estimation and guesswork. Imagine that the word ‘roughly’ is written before each date! [more…]
Understanding the technical jargon that makes up the science behind understanding the origins of the universe is made a little simpler with this helpful glossary. [more…]
One of the most fundamental questions of all time is: where do I come from? Delving into the science of the origins of the universe, this Cheat Sheet gives you a rough timeline of the Big Bang and a glossary [more…]
For a brief rundown of World War II, check out the following chart, which highlights critical political events, leaders, and military action in the years preceding, during, and following the war: [more…]
A number of people and events influenced the course and outcome of World War II. This helpful timeline of World War II (WWII) maps out those key figures and actions in the years surrounding the war. [more…]
Indigenous peoples have lived in Australia for an estimated 60,000 years — but it’s impossible to cover all of that history in such short space! Instead, the following timeline starts from European colonisation [more…]
Indigenous cultures around Australia vary in their traditions, values and histories; each group of traditional owners have their own histories and stories to share. To find out more about the traditional [more…]
Australia’s Indigenous peoples have been in this land for over 60,000 years, making their cultures the oldest living race on Earth. To better understand the recent history of Indigenous communities in [more…]
Douglas Woolley says he owns the Titanic, and he’s not kidding. His claim to the wreckage is based on a late-1960s ruling by a British court and the British Board of Trade that awarded him ownership of [more…]
As she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, you may ask what role does Queen Elizabeth play in British politics. Here’s a brief history lesson.
For much of Britain’s history, the monarch — not parliament [more…]
The Central Weekend of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 takes place over the four-day bank holiday weekend from Saturday 2nd June to Tuesday 5th June.
The U.K., the Commonwealth and much of the world celebrate [more…]
To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, test your knowledge of the Queen and the royals by taking part in a great British institution.
Each week, the UK is home to 22,445 pub quizzes! That’s [more…]
If the Diamond Jubilee 2012 in celebration of Queen Elizabeth or the London Olympics inspires you to visit the UK, here are some suggestions for your trip. [more…]
This 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrates the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth. But the Queen also celebrated a Silver Jubilee (25 years) and a Golden Jubilee [more…]
Some capitals emerge from the eternal depths of history. Legend has it that Washington, D.C., was the result of a backroom political compromise. President Washington, newly sworn into office at New York’s [more…]